Watching David Kuo (author of Tempting Faith) on Washington Journal this morning.

I have no doubts about Mr. Kuo's sincerity, but I have some serious doubts about his level of perception, specifically when he tells us that, in person, George W. Bush is a truly compassionate person.

Something doesn't compute when what comes to mind is the execution of Karla Faye Tucker when Bush was Governor of Texas.

Karla Faye Tucker was a woman who'd committed a monstrously violent murder some years before, using a pickaxe on two people, but had been 'born again' in prison, apparently sincerely, , and was truly remorseful, according to Sister Helen Prejean. When the appeal, on compassionate grounds, reached the governor's desk, we heard the reports of him mocking her, making fun of her, prancing about his office and going "Oh please don't kill me" in a high woman's voice.

My conclusion?

The man is and was a contemptible sociopath, willing to kill thousands for an ego whim, and willing to make fun of someone fighting for her life.

(And also someone never willing to admit that, as Governor of Texas, he did not have the authority to commute a death sentence. But to admit something like that would be admitting that he, as Governor, as in the rest of his life, he was a false-front pissant riding on other people's shoulders. We count the days until January 20, 2009, when, with a bit of luck, we'll never need to see him again, and he can go to wherever it is he lives, if not the stage-set ranch, and drink himself into oblivion.)


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